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6 till 40 – Self Care

I went to a ‘proper’ barber last year and it changed the way I thought about self care. For the record I’ve had plenty of haircuts and in between there was about 15 years of long hair. But I’d only ever really had haircuts. I had a cutthroat shave in Turkey one time but I’d […]

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7 till 40 – Breadth not Depth

I have never been great at anything. Good, but not great. Competent, but not talented. At the top of the class, but not THE top. It was frustrating as a kid when so much of school love was focussed on where you placed, but somewhere towards the end of high school I couldn’t care less. […]

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8 till 40 – Mind AND body.

One of the mistakes I’ve made coming up to 40 is the total disregard I’ve held for my body. I’ve gone out of my way to push my body to its limits and punished it. Perhaps worse is that I’ve hardly paid it any attention to the point of neglect. Part of that is the […]

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9 till 40 – Together

We’re having a party today. It’s to celebrate Mrs K and I reaching 100. 40 years each on the planet and 20 years together. Today is about family and friends. Some can’t be here today which is a shame, but it accentuates in a way the fact that some of us can during these circumstances. […]

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10 till 40 – Countdown

I’m on the countdown to 40 years old. It’s really the first birthday where I’ve felt apprehension and a bit of fear. “Wow, I’m starting to get old.” I’ve lived a very privileged life and I managed to make most of my physical and life threatening choices early on so it’s been a bit of […]

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The Long Weekend

It’s Monday and a public holiday. It’s the first day in a long time where I’ve felt like there wasn’t something urgent to do or something I’ve been neglecting that needs to be addressed. Work is bordering on the insane sometimes but I know it’s ok. I have a great team around me and we […]

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This Liminal Space

We’re in the midst of the whole COVID-19 crisis at the moment and I just wanted to take a little pause to just blog some thoughts. There’s a number of words like unprecedented which have ended up being thrown around at the moment. And, while they’re being thrown around, they’re the kind of words that […]

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I’m Making a MOOC

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After the Fires

We still have about three months of summer left here in Australia. In that time I expect there will be more fires, more destruction of lives, property and the environment. The only good thing to come out of these fires will be an understanding of the consequences of our country’s inaction. It’s only through these […]

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2019: New Beginnings

The end of year blog post has become a tradition – way to consolidate the year that was and store it away as we move into the next one. I’m incredibly grateful to be in a position to have about 10 days off each year as it’s allowed me to create this ceremony to reflect […]